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Bookmarked https://chriswiegman.com/2022/05/what-is-there-besides-wordpress/. This right here. > WordPress has …

Bookmarked https://chriswiegman.com/2022/05/what-is-there-besides-wordpress/.

This right here.

WordPress has gone from a content management system that lets me mess with my content to a design system that is intended for me to tweak a design I really don’t want to mess with.

(This site uses ClassicPress—which doesn’t even support PHP 8.0, like, at all—as its content management system. Its front end, though, is a Laravel/Blade app, because I like [the illusion of] control over my markup. And, yes, I handwrite in-post HTML, because microformats.)

What Is There Besides WordPress?
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Bookmarked https://gomakethings.com/tips-and-tricks-for-working-with-static-site-generators/. (Random thought: having your source files …

Bookmarked https://gomakethings.com/tips-and-tricks-for-working-with-static-site-generators/.

(Random thought: having your source files on your server, and having it build and save the final HTML is not too different from a “dynamic” site plus page caching.)

Tips and tricks for working with static site generators
gomakethings.com

Bookmarked https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/05/why-this-computer-scientist-says-all-cryptocurrency-should-die-in-a-fire/. > Weaver’s Iron Law of Blockchain: …

Bookmarked https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/05/why-this-computer-scientist-says-all-cryptocurrency-should-die-in-a-fire/.

Weaver’s Iron Law of Blockchain: When somebody says you can solve X with blockchain, they don’t understand X, and you can ignore them.

Why This Computer Scientist Says All Cryptocurrency Should “Die in a Fire” ❧ Current Affairs
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Bookmarked https://minutestomidnight.co.uk/blog/indieweb-and-webmentions-for-my-static-site/. That’s what I do, too. I …

Bookmarked https://minutestomidnight.co.uk/blog/indieweb-and-webmentions-for-my-static-site/.

That’s what I do, too. I use “notes” for short status updates, and for quick replies and “bookmarks” (like this one). But I’ve also published “long-form” replies—which I would like to see more of—before, and have, on occasion, added u-bookmark-of to in-article links.

Even though I can use my blog posts to reply or like other people’s posts — as I’ve done here and here — I’ve recently decided to employ a second type of layout: notes.

Indieweb and webmentions for my static site – Minutes to Midnight
minutestomidnight.co.uk

Found out this morning that a small tweak …

Found out this morning that a small tweak to https://github.com/janboddez/import-from-mastodon will make it work with Pixelfed, too. Thing is, Pixelfed’s access tokens do in fact expire, so rather than just check if authorization is still okay (the plugin’s current behavior), I should probably attempt to renew (Pixelfed) tokens that are about to expire, too.

GitHub - janboddez/import-from-mastodon: Automatically turn toots—short messages on Mastodon—into WordPress posts.
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Bookmarked https://gomakethings.com/the-early-return-pattern-in-javascript/. My favorite programming trick. > With …

Bookmarked https://gomakethings.com/the-early-return-pattern-in-javascript/.

My favorite programming trick.

With the early return pattern, you check for the opposite of the thing you want, and return early to end the function when that’s the case.

This reduces nested if statements, and makes your code a bit easier to read.

The early return pattern in JavaScript
gomakethings.com

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/wordpress-community-attributes-declining-market-share-to-performance-issues-increased-complexity-and-the-lagging-full-site-editing-project. Good. Huge fan, still, (of WordPress …

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/wordpress-community-attributes-declining-market-share-to-performance-issues-increased-complexity-and-the-lagging-full-site-editing-project.

Good. Huge fan, still, (of WordPress as a content management system, not necessarily its “Full Site Editor”) but the last thing we need is a near-monopoly, or growth for the sake of it.

For the first time in WordPress’ nearly 19-year history, the software’s usage stats are showing signs of declining market share.

WordPress Community Attributes Declining Market Share to Performance Issues, Increased Complexity, and the Lagging Full-…
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Bookmarked https://news.indieweb.org/how-to-submit-a-post. Now wondering how to best implement …

Bookmarked https://news.indieweb.org/how-to-submit-a-post.

Now wondering how to best implement this. My list of syndication links is generated automatically (after [automatic] syndication to, e.g., Mastodon was successful), yet in this case, the link should be there before the webmention is sent (and, preferably, updated afterward).

You can then update your post with that URL so that your post always links to the IndieNews permalink instead of the IndieNews home page.

(Speaking of, I guess this note, too, should now end up there.)

IndieNews - How to submit a post
news.indieweb.org

Reposted https://nitter.geekcompass.com/loresjoberg/status/1516915906965753857 by Lore Sjöberg. Bitcoin and NFTs …

Reposted https://nitter.geekcompass.com/loresjoberg/status/1516915906965753857.

Bitcoin and NFTs were invented because of a scarcity of scarcity. Someone decided that there isn’t enough scarcity around and decided to make a bunch more scarcity so now we have an abundance of scarcity. A bona fide cornucopia of dearth.

Lore Sjöberg (@loresjoberg)
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Bookmarked https://blog.omgmog.net/post/a-bit-of-a-bodge-to-make-massive-emoji/. Some of the things here sound …

Bookmarked https://blog.omgmog.net/post/a-bit-of-a-bodge-to-make-massive-emoji/.

Some of the things here sound all too familiar! For my feed reader, I’ve been looking into ways to convert emoji-in-SVG favicons to PNG or a similar bitmap format (and, for now, settled on a Twemoji-based solution).

I used to also struggle a bit with entries that start off with an image. Wanted them to have a little bit of extra top margin. Tried something-something img:first-child but ran into issues with textNode siblings and so on. A bit of JavaScript eventually did the trick, although I’ve since moved to a server-side solution.

[…] came across the “Render Emoji Unicode” plugin but it was using an old library, and referencing an old version of Twemoji […]

A Bit of a Bodge To Make MASSIVE Emoji | The blog of Max Glenister
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